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Light-Hearted Kaffir Boys Indulging in a Concerted Song and Dance

LIGHT-HEARTED KAFFIR BOYS INDULGING IN A CONCERTED SONG AND DANCE


It is in their action dances of all kinds that the childish element in the negro character finds its fullest expression among all African tribes. Among the Kaffirs in the south the dance commonly degenerates into an orgy lasting all night and accompanied by the consumption of vast quantities of native beer, and very often entailing considerable trouble next morning for the revelers, who will probably have to appear in a police court to answer charges of being drunk and disorderly and out at night without a pass — this last a serious offence from the white man's point of view